Hela provincial police commander Superintendent Michael Welly

Quiet New Year in Hela

Provincial Police Commander, Superintendent Michael Welly, said: “Hela had a peaceful new year celebration, apart from a few drunkards seen on the road.”

The province is also waiting for the arrival of the deployed troops, as was announced by the government recently.

Welly understands that funds may have caused the delay, but he believes that they will come to his aid.

"We have already a mobile unit (MS 11) that was deployed and (is) assisting us doing normal policing,” Welly stated.

“They have so far helped us with some arrests.”